We all know that emotional intelligence (EI) is the key to excellent leadership. But which components of EI are the most critical? Positivity? Adaptability? Empathy?
In their recent HBR article on Emotional Intelligence, Dr. Daniel Goleman and Richard E. Boyatzis identify the “12 competencies” of emotional intelligence that we must have in order to be successful leaders.
Beginning with the four domains of EI: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management, a leader can begin to evaluate where they excel and where there’s room to improve. When we strike a balance of all 12 competencies – excellent business results will follow.
With an increasing number of studies showing strong links between EI, driving change, and visionary leadership, the need to develop EI is as important as ever. As Goleman and Boyatzis write, “Even people with many apparent leadership strengths can stand to better understand those areas of EI where we have room to grow.
Following his seminal book, Emotional Intelligence, Dr. Goleman continues his work in identifying the factors for success in today’s world. Ranked one of the 10 most influential business speakers by The Wall Street Journal, he has transformed the way the world educates children, relates to family and friends, and conducts business.
Professor and Author Dr. Boyatzis’s research on human behavior has revolutionized management education and transformed our understanding of how people and organizations change. His online course, "Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence,” has enrolled over 300,000 students from 205 countries.